Two a Days and What I Ate Today
It’s not often that I get up before the kiddos and get in my quiet time with God AND sprints. Well, today I was just that kind of day! I was up an hour before the kids. The first 30 minutes I read my bible and prayed over the day. The second half hour I decided to jump on my treadmill and get in some sprints. What I love about sprints is that you don’t have to do many to get a good workout in. I did a 5 minute warm up then 10 sprints. I only set the machine to 10.0 since that’s as high as our basement one will go. I did 30 seconds on and 30 seconds off. At the gym I usually work up to a faster pace than that. But this was plenty for this morning. I haven’t hit the treadmill in months. I have enjoyed getting my cardio in through circuits and running some outdoors. So this was a change of pace for me.
After sprints… protein brownies in the oven! Yum! Click here for the recipe.
Later in the day I lifted heavy. Yes! I split my workout and got 2 workouts in! I haven’t done that it forever. I focused on shoulders and biceps. I did some underhand pullups today with my routine but I tried not to hit my back too hard since I did HIIT yesterday which focused on back and chest.
I took a couple selfies for this post. One of which is in our spare bedroom in the basement with my hubbies CD in the background. 🙂
And yes, I left my hair down for workout number 2. I had showered already (after sprints this morning)… so today will be a 2 showers and dry shampoo kind of day. 🙂
I thought I would share what I ate today since last time I did it wasn’t a typical eating day for me. Today is a little more typical (besides fasted sprinting).
So here is what I ate today:
I did my sprints in a fasted state (meaning I didn’t eat breakfast before hand). When lifting or doing any kind of resistance training, I highly recommend eating first and giving yourself some time for your food to digest. But for sprints, there really is no need. I actually feel a lot lighter and full of energy when sprinting early in the morning before eating. And your body is going to pull from fat reserves first when running at a fasted state (rather burning muscle). Bonus!
So, no early morning breakfast for me. But after my sprints I had some protein fluff as well as groats with frozen berries, and some eggs with salsa, spices, fresh garlic, and spinach. My kids were amazed my enormous breakfast. Usually I don’t eat the protein fluff for breakfast but I wanted a little more post workout fuel since I had just run, and I didn’t want to lose any hard earned leg muscle. 😉
Here is a photo of my protein fluff… yum!
Then the kiddos and I went to the library, did some school work, and ran some errands. We came back and I had one mint brownie bite (another recipe coming soon… Monday to be exact). and half a serving of my avocado chocolate pudding with whey protein (usually I use beef collagen but I switched it up today) and chia seeds.
After lifting heavy (shoulders and biceps) in the afternoon, I ate 4 protein brownies.
Then for dinner I’m going to have leftover chicken and roasted veggies. Yum!
So that’s it. I may eat an egg if I get hungry later tonight but I’m usually pretty satisfied after a big chicken dinner so I will probably be done for the day.
I don’t like to eat a lot of carbs at night unless I had a night workout which doesn’t happen very often.
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